Thursday, July 8, 2010


We spent last week taking a much needed mini vacation at Nonna and Grandpa's house. We were able to spend some time visiting with family, playing, and relaxing. One of the highlights of the week was our first swim experience with the girls. They were a little unsure of the water at first, but once they got acclimated they seemed to enjoy the pool. They especially loved relaxing in their fact they came close to falling asleep in them a couple of times!

Jessica getting used to the water.

Evelyn trying to figure out where everyone is.

Jessica hamming it up for the camera!

Evelyn and Mommy.

The girls: Nonna, Mommy, Evelyn, Jessica, and Auntie Meredith.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What a year!!!

Time has flown by. Friday, June 4th, was the girls first birthday. It's hard to believe where we were a year ago at this time.

We had a party for the girls on Sunday, June 6th, following their dedication at our church. We've got some pictures from the festivities below.

Here's the girls eating their first birthday cake. They really aren't big on icing...yet.

The girls in their dresses from church on Sunday morning. They work hard on being cute.

Patiently awaiting their birthday cake, or wondering why everyone is singing to them.

Help me! Help me! This is bigger than I am!!!

Ooohhh... Paper!! I'm ready to rip it open!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

She's Home

We got to bring Evelyn home this morning! They discharged her about 11:30 and we had her home by noon. She's still congested, but breathing much easier. We'll be giving her breathing treatments and antibiotics for the next few days, but other than that it's life as normal. It will be a couple of weeks before she's 100%, but this is a good start.

Thanks to everyone for all the extra prayers this week!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sick Little Evelyn

Remember Evelyn's sinus infection/ear infection/pink eye combo from the last post? That has now turned into pneumonia and a double ear infection. Needless to say, she was admitted to Rex Hospital yesterday where we will be hanging out for the next couple of days.

The new antibiotics (rocephin) and the oxygen are helping quite a bit. We've seen a big improvement from yesterday and she's starting to get back to her old self. Hopefully we'll just have to spend one more night here, but we'll just have to wait and see what the doctor thinks in the morning. We'll keep you posted!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What a Week!

The last 7 days have really been a rollercoaster ride. We started off last Saturday (May 1) celebrating with Jason's family as Scott and LeAnne were married! We spent Sunday hanging out with Mark and Ashley, who came up to help out with the girls during all of the wedding activity. A wonderful weekend with great family!

Then came Monday morning when Evelyn was diagnosed with a sinus infection, ear infection, and pink eye, all from a cold gone bad. Then Wednesday afternoon Jessica spiked a fever of 104.2, promting a trip to the doctor for a double ear infection.

Both girls were put on Omnicef. (If you ever had a child on Omnicef, you'll understand this next part!) Then came the poops...bright orangey-red, rust colored ones. Wow! Along with off and on fevers the rest of the week. And, of course, they're both teething on top of everything.

The good news is that both girls are feeling much better today. They're still a little tired, but eating better and playing harder.

A happy Jessica.

It's nice to have our sweet Evie back!

Jessica's new favorite thing...feet! Mom's, Dad's, Evelyn's, anybody else who happens to be passing by.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

She's Plenty Big

That's what the pediatrician said about Evelyn at the girls' 9 month check up on Thursday. She weighed in at a whopping 19 lbs 1 oz and was 26.5" long. (I feel like I'm describing my latest angling adventure when I give the their stats!) We asked the doctor if we should continue fortifying Evelyn's milk to give her some extra calories to grow and that's when he replied, "Nah. She's plenty big."

Jessica is still our tiny tot. She was 13 lbs 12.5 oz and 24.25" long. Needless to say, Jessica will be staying on fortified milk. She is catching up though. She has out gained Evelyn by 4.5 oz over the past 4 weeks. Jessica suddenly decided that she likes food after all and has been eating like a champ. We have transitioned her from eating every 3 hours to eating every 4 hours; which means she is now on the same feeding schedule as Evelyn. (Thank goodness! Whew!) She also LOVES baby food. So far squash, peas, and applesauce have been her favorites. Evelyn isn't as fond of baby food and would prefer to stick to milk.

Our "Diva Duo!"

The pediatrician was pleased with both girls' developments. He said they're right on track for their corrected age of 6 months. They are each a little ahead of the other in different areas. Jessica is ahead on solid foods and her "vocabulary." She has started incorporating some hard consonants into her babble. We hear ba ba, da da, ga ga, and ma ma quite often, but she's not associating these "words" with anything yet. Although it was quite amusing the day she got mad and screamed ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma into her mother's face, as if she was calling her mama out for doing whatever made her so angry!

Much like her mama, carrots are not her favorite.

Evelyn's sitting skills are a little ahead of Jessica's. Evelyn can sit unsupported for a few seconds and can sit alone for longer periods of time if she has a medium to large toy in front of her to help steady herself. She has also cut her two bottom front teeth! We don't want to jinx anything, but Evelyn hasn't had too much trouble cutting these teeth. She's been slightly more cranky on a couple of occasions, but mostly has just been sleeping a little more than normal. It kind of makes us worry how bad it will be when Jessica starts.

Evelyn has taken to sleeping with her "Lambie." She likes to snuggle it to her face while she's going to sleep.